15 Days Tour from Casablanca To Imperial Cities Morocco. During this trip you will have chance to explore: Imperial Cities, Experience Camel Ride in Sahara Desert Of Morocco, Spend Night In Camp Under Stars And Moon.
Alongside Morocco, Morocco is one of the most well-known and popular destinations for camel trekking in the world, and with good reason. A tour atop the hump of a camel is the ideal way to explore all of the dramatic natural scenery that Paleo Morocco Tours has to offer – through deep desert valleys, over the peaks of mountains, and occasionally stumbling upon a tranquil, blue-green oasis, contrasting against the orange and yellow hues of the desert sand. An eight day tour also offers a fascinating insight into the customs and cultures of the Bedouin people of the desert, as they share stories over cups of traditional herbal tea. Another highlight of the tour includes a trek up to a spectacular clifftop lookout, with sweeping views right across the Sinai desert, Rising more than 50 metres from the sandy ground, the dunes of the Moroccan Sahara Desert are the perfect landscape for exploring by leisurely camel trek. For those with a lot of energy, there are plenty of opportunities to give the camels a break, and explore the spectacular surroundings on foot. Enjoy an unforgettable sunrise, from the height of a deep yellow-orange sand dune, watching the complementary hues and colours as day breaks over the Desert. Camel treks in Morocco can last from anywhere from two days right up to two weeks, and as you camp in the desert you’ll also get a taste for the country – literally – with traditional Bedouin food such as tangine, served freshly cooked from an open desert fire every evening.
ARRIVAL TRANSFER TO YOUR HOTEL
It's the first day of your 15 days Morocco tour from Casablanca. You will be greeted upon your arrival at Mohammad V airport in Casablanca. Then, we will be escorted to your hotel. you can have a free time to explore the city and the Atlantic ocean. overnight in Casablanca.
After breakfast, we’ll begin exploring Casablanca or the commercial capital of the morocco .we’ll visit Hassan 2 which is one of the great achievement of the Moroccan architecture and the second largest mosque in the world. its location on edge of the ocean makes it a wonderful monument to visit. Following this, we will head to explore the palace of Mohamed V.
The tour continue to the capital city of Morocco, Rabat. In this beautiful city, you’ll see the recent Hassan Tower . Then the 11th-century fort - the Ordains Kasbah - which was built from the Andalusian-style. Afterward, we’ll drive through the appealing road of Riff villages to explore its rituals and traditions. By the afternoon, we will reach Chefchaouen to enjoy the beauty of the town. Night at a local Riad.
After breakfast, your visit in the blue city starts with our local guide. This small and uncrowded city is so easy to explore and visit its winding paths to keep you elated and amazed.
First, we will visit the Kasbah of Chefchaouen, a heavily restored walled fortress that now contains a lovely garden, then a small ethnographic Museum, and an even smaller art gallery exhibiting every part of the city. by the end of the day, we will drive back to our Raid to spend the night.
CHEFCHAOUEN - VOLUBILIS - MEKNES – FES
After having breakfast in the Riad, our journey will start in Volubilis crossing via Wazan and other Riff villages. In Volubilis, we will discover the roman ruins and learn about the archeological site of Moroccan history. Then we’ll head to Moulay Idriss which is a city built upon the rocky spurs of the Khyber and Tazga hills with the buildings tumbling down the slopes dramatically.
Afterwards, we will shift to Meknes city where we will stop for lunch and hang around the historical huge walls of the old Medina, Bab el-mansour and enjoy a visit to the mausoleum of Moulay ismail. Then, we will drive directly to Fes city where you will spend the night in a fancy Riad.
After having breakfast in your Riad, you will start visiting the spiritual capital of Morocco, Fes .Through walking on its crowded souks, epic alleyways, and historical monuments, you will be amazed by the uniqueness of the place. Following this, we will walk to explore the great Royal Palace gate between the new Fes and the old one.
Afterward, we’ll visit other cultural and historical places such as he famous Al Qaraouine University, the Tanneries, and the Attarine museum .
After lunch, you’ll head to explore Fes El Bali, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. In this exotic place you will enjoy its alleyways, and other monuments such as Bab Boujloud (the medina's main gate). Fes el Bali is a paradise of local handy-made craft-work with colorful Moroccan styles, leather-work, metalwork,... By the afternoon, we’ll visit the new city for a drink. Overnight in a Hotel/Riad.
FES – IFRAN – AZROU – MIDELT - ZIZ VALLEY – MERZOUGA
After breakfast, we’ll leave Fes to explore the high Atlas Mountains, which represent the most intriguing and beautiful natural regions of Morocco as well as a historical and physical barrier between the north and the pre-Sahara .First, we will start with Ifran or the Switzerland of Morocco.
Our trip continues alongside the trailing edge of the Cedar Forest to - Azrou - a city located on a steep hill through a variety of woods to the famed cedar forests inhabited by endangered Barbary monkeys. Passing through Tizi Ntalghamtto where Ziz Gorges provide a rocky passage to Tafilalt oases. As we reach Errachidia, you’ll have lunch and enjoy Berber Hospitality beyond. Then Erfoud and Rissani stopping to enjoy a panoramic view along the way of ziz valley .after arriving at Merzouga. You will be welcomed with a glass of mint) in our riad.Its time to relax and feel the desert serenading you the riad the view. Overnight in your riad.
MERZOUGA AREA EXPLORATION - CAMEL TREK - CAMPFIRE
We will wake up early in the morning to see the sunrise and return to have breakfast in the Riad .Today you’ll see our lifestyle.
We will go all the way around the dunes via the oasis of MERZOUGA, to the nomadic depository, KHAMLIA village. You’ll visit the Daar (house) Gnawa to experience their music and lifestyle. Not far away, we will visit the lake of Merzouga, with its beautiful Flamingo bird. Then, you’ll head toward Rissani -Sijilmassa - it's a historical city and the birthplace of a lot of kings of Morocco. Also it was the meeting place for the African caravans. Here you’ll walk through the souk, selling spices, vegetables, and clothes.
After a nomadic welcoming mint tea, You will ride your camel, guided by a skilled camel man to explore the mysterious sand-dunes of the Erg-Chebbi.
In your nomad tents, you’ll have enough time to relax and enjoy the sunset over high golden dunes. Finally, you will have dinner ahead of the camp, where you may spend your 1st night in the tent or under the stars. keep in mind (at your request) that we can bring Berber nomad musicians to play traditional drums music and dancing around the campfire. For your convenience, our camp is equipped with western bathrooms and showers.
MERZOUGA – TODGHA GORGE – DADES VALLEY
Your camel guide will wake you up early to enjoy a fabulous sunrise. This experience will definitely embedded in your minds for the rest of your life .
Then you’ll camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga admiring the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes. After having breakfast in the Raid, you’ll leave towards Dads Valley (Road of a Thousand Kasbahs) through Rissani, Erfoud (a historic region and an archaeologist’s delight that is packed with fossils) and Tinghir showing the traditional rural life of this region, a beautifully constructed houses dotting the landscape of the largest oasis .Reaching Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco- undoubtedly one of the most spectacular natural attractions that Morocco has to show.
Afterwards, we’ll drive through the Dads Valley where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes» and many landscapes and Berber villages. After checking on your Raid, we’ll accompany you to watch the sunset on tssidrine road. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad.
DADES VALLEY - SKOURA - OUARZAZATE
After having breakfast in the hotel, we’ll drive through The Dades Valley which is a fascinating part of the famous Road of a thousand Kasbahs. We’ll stop at Kalaa-Mgouna, “the rose city” that is a famous with its annual festival of roses, to purchase the rosewater, and a lot of cosmetics local products.
Continuing on to Skoura and the bird’s valley where the main features are the mud brick Kasbahs especially the Kasbah of Ameridil, a well-preserved Kasbah in this area. After some hiking in the valley, you will have lunch is in a restaurant overlooking the whole valley. The tour continues to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”, whose geography and beautiful landscapes has attracted many world movie producers. Here you may choose to visit the studios, containing props used in movies, you may have already seen, such as The Mummy, Gladiator.
You’ll get the chance to see the Kasbah of Taourirt a Hollywood backdrop (Sheltering Sky, Gladiator, and Prince of Persia) .overnight at our Riad.
OUARZAZATE - AIT BEN HADDOU - TALIOUNE (safran City) - TAROUDANTE
Morning sightseeing in Ouarzazate, gateway to the South, our first Stop will be in Ait Ben Addou, a picturesque ksar (fortified stronghold) decorated with geometric patterns. Later, take an afternoon drive to Taroudant along the fertile Souss Valley with a stop in Tazenakht to view its luxurious carpets. Arrive in Taroudant for your overnight stay.
Early departure for Essaouira. We will visit the city of Taroudane and after halfday of visit we will have lunch on the way at the luxury seaside resort of Agadir, where pink flamingos watch as children build sandcastles and sunbathers delight in the rhythm of the lapping waves. Overnight in Essaouira City.
TAROUDANTE - AGADIR - ESSAOUIRA
Breakfast in the riad, and then head for Essaouira, travelling via Agadir. Our first stop will be at Agadir, a resort city which was a very big tourist destination for many years. After lunch and a small walk along the Promenade, you will continue to Essaouira. The coastal road offers beautiful scenery, an area famous for the Argan trees.
Here you will see herds of goats climbing the Argan trees looking for better food than they can find on the ground. After several stops along the coast we get to Essaouira in the afternoon. Overnight accommodation with breakfast in Riad
Explore this old Portuguese fishing port with its 16th century harbor walls and 18th century French-designed fortifications and colorful houses. The main entrance to the harbor is through the Porte de la Marine, built in 1184 and decorated with two columns of a classical triangular pediment. A sandy bay sweeps to the south of this enchanting town, and wooded hills dominate the eastern skyline.
ESSAOUIRA – MARRAKECH
After breakfast in your riad, you will have some free time before leaving for Marrakech. On our way – since this is the land of Argan culture – this is an opportunity to visit the women’s co-operative of Argan oil where they extract the oil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medical properties. After several stops to take photographs, you will continue your travel to Marrakech and check in to your riad. After dinner you will have the option to enjoy walking within the famous square of Jemaa El fna, entertained with magicians, story tellers, musicians and snake charmers. Overnight accommodation with breakfast in Riad
MARRAKECH GUIDED CITY TOUR
The 15 days grand morocco tour still give you sensation for discovering Marrakech “the red city of Morocco”. We will ensure that you will see the most important sites of historical and cultural interest, including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadiens tombs, the Bahia Palace. After having lunch at a restaurant near the square, you will walk through the souks “traditional market” and explore hundreds of handicrafts. Afternoon, you will have some free time to look around by yourself the other parts of the city.
According to your flight’s departure either to Casablanca or Marrakech airport. End of your amazing 15 days grand morocco tour.
- Pick up and drop off at your hotel/airport
- An air conditioned 4x4 Landcruiser or spacious minivan in case of a group
- English speaking driver
- Dinner & breakfast
- Cameld rides & overnight in a private nomad traditional tent
- lunch and drinks
- Entrance fees